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Tamale Pie: 8 Ground Beef Casseroles That Make It SO Simple & Easy To Get Dinner On The Table

Looking for delicious and simple dinner ideas that the whole family will love? Look no further! These ground beef casseroles are packed with flavor and are guaranteed to make dinner time a breeze. From classic comfort food to international favorites, there’s something for everyone in this collection.

1. Skillet Cornbread Tamale Pie

It’s all about that skillet cornbread crust in this cozy casserole. No need to worry about a soggy bottom even when smothered in enchilada sauce and loaded with taco meat and cheese, the cornbread remains its beautiful self. This tamale pie is a Tex-Mex twist on a classic comfort food, perfect for a weeknight dinner that’s both hearty and delicious.

2. Cheeseburger Casserole

It can be hard to replicate the perfection of a restaurant-quality burger, but this casserole captures the same magic in the form of an easy weeknight dinner. With layers of ground beef, cheese, and pickles, all topped with a golden biscuit crust, this cheeseburger casserole is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

3. Stuffed Pepper Casserole

We took inspiration from our classic stuffed peppers for this casserole, creating a mixture of ground beef, tomato-flavored rice, and melty cheese. This dish is perfect for those nights when you’re craving comfort food but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. Serve it with a side of garlic bread for a complete meal that’s sure to satisfy.

4. Tater Tot Casserole

Sure, this Midwestern classic is ideal for the kiddos, but trust your inner child will be scooping seconds too. If you love a dinner shortcut (hello, canned cream of mushroom soup!) spiked with a little semi-homemade love, then this tater tot casserole is for you. With layers of ground beef, vegetables, cheese, and crispy tater tots, it’s comfort food at its finest.

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5. Shepherd’s Pie

In this comfort food staple, ground beef is cooked with aromatics and red wine before being combined with corn and peas, all covered with a blanket of velvety, rich mashed potatoes and topped with Parmesan. This hearty and satisfying dish is perfect for a cozy night in and is sure to become a family favorite.

6. Greek Moussaka

This layered baked pasta dish marries the classic Greek eggplant casserole with baked ziti for a meal that’s almost as stunning as it is delicious. With layers of ground beef, eggplant, pasta, and creamy béchamel sauce, this Greek moussaka is a hearty and comforting meal that’s perfect for feeding a crowd.

7. Easy Lasagna Casserole

Based on the traditional lasagna alla Bolognese from the Emilia-Romagna province in Italy, we grabbed what we loved most about the timeless, classic recipe and simplified it to make it weeknight-friendly. With layers of lasagna noodles, ground beef, marinara sauce, and cheese, this easy lasagna casserole is a delicious and satisfying meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights.

8. Pastelón (Puerto Rican Plantain Casserole)

Akin to a Puerto Rican lasagna, pastelón layers up crispy fried sweet plantains with melty mozzarella cheese and picadillo, a mix of ground beef, tomatoes, sofrito, herbs, briny olives, and a pop of sweetness from raisins. This flavorful and unique dish is a true taste of the Caribbean and is sure to become a new family favorite.